June 13, 2019
The Democratic National Committee has announced that 20 candidates have qualified for the party's first presidential debate.
- Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado
- Former Vice President Joe Biden
- Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey
- South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg
- Former Housing Secretary Julián Castro
- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio
- Former Rep. John Delaney of Maryland
- Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii
- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York
- Sen. Kamala Harris of California
- Former Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado
- Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington
- Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota
- Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas
- Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio
- Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont
- Rep. Eric Swalwell of California
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts
- Author Marianne Williamson
- Entrepreneur Andrew Yang
The debate will take place over two nights - June 26 and 27 - in Miami. On Friday, the field will be divided into two groups of 10. To get there, the DNC will divide candidates into two tiers, those polling at or above 2%, and the remainder. Each group will be randomly split across the two nights.
NBC News, along MSNBC and Telemundo - two NBC owned networks - will host the two hour debates. There will be five moderators.